[gclist] gc concerns

Joshua W. Burton jburton@rational.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 10:24:38 -0600

Mike Roberts [mailto:miker@artifact-entertainment.com] wrote:

> ...are there any reliable incremental or concurrent collectors available
> for windows c++ environments?

Hans and Charles have nicely summed up the pitfalls of incremental mode,
both true and incremental, in Boehmish collectors including Great Circle.
I wrote a short article on this subject for the April 2000 Dr_Dobb's,
which puts a few hard numbers on the pragmatic tradeoffs (although there
is a horrible typo in the first paragraph; Mbits/s should be MB/s).  The
title is "Garbage Collection On The Run".

Joshua W. Burton